Michael Chavis and Bobby Dalbec Were at It Again for the Portland Sea Dogs on Sunday.

A few days ago, I wrote about how Michael Chavis and Bobby Dalbec each hit a pair of home runs for the Portland Sea Dogs in Erie, PA this past Thursday.

I talked about how they were two of the more interesting prospects in the Red Sox farm system to watch, and they proved me right once again yesterday afternoon.

Facing off against the Akron RubberDucks, the Eastern League affiliate of the Cleveland Indians, and batting third and fourth in Portland’s lineup, the pair of corner infielders were responsible for all six runs scored by the Sea Dogs on Sunday.

An RBI single from Chavis in the first and two RBI doubles, one of which was good for two runs, from Chavis and Dalbec in the third had Portland up by four runs early.

Fast forward all the way to the top half of the eighth, with two outs and Chavis at first following a HBP, Dalbec put the exclamation point on a fine day for the Sea Dogs by blasting his 31st home run of the season between High A Salem and Double A Portland.

That big fly, Dalbec’s fifth in the past week, put the Sea Dogs up 6-2, which would turn out to be the final score in their third win in the last four days.

Since he was promoted to Portland on August 3rd. the 23-year-old Dalbec, ranked as the sixth best prospect in Boston’s system, is off to a hot start with his new club, as he is slashing .364/.421/.848 over his last nine games with those five homers and 11 RBI as well.

On the other side of the infield, Michael Chavis, 23, has been on a more torrid pace lately, as he was just named Eastern League Player of the Week after hitting .560 in his last six games.

On the season as a whole, Chavis, 23, a Georgia native and ranked as Boston’s top prospect, owns a 1.005 OPS to go along with six home runs in 27 games played between Low A Lowell and Double A Portland.

At 49-68, the Sea Dogs will be opening up the longest homestand of their season starting on Tuesday.

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Bobby Dalbec Is a #RedSox Prospect You Should Keep Your Eye On.

Back during the 2016 MLB First-Year Player Draft, the Red Sox used their only fourth round pick on a junior third baseman out of the University of Arizona named Bobby Dalbec.

Today, Dalbec has worked his way up to becoming the organization’s sixth best prospect, according to MLB Pipeline.

Before receiving a promotion to Double A Portland on August 3rd, Dalbec, 23, had played in 219 minor league games between Lowell, Greenville, the Gulf Coast League Red Sox, and Salem.

Known for the power he provides at the hot corner, the native of Seattle has hit 48 home runs in his young professional career, with more than 58% of those coming in 2018 alone.

That’s right, Dalbec hit 26 long balls with the Salem Red Sox to go along with 85 RBI and a .945 OPS in exactly 100 games.

After getting the call up to the Sea Dogs this past Friday, the former Wildcat has gotten the next step of his career off to a hot start thanks to a two-homer game on Sunday afternoon against the Richmond Flying Squirrels, the Double A Affiliate of the San Francisco Giants.

In three Eastern League contests, Dalbec is already slashing .444/.545/1.111 with those two homers and four runs driven in.

Those numbers are sure to go down over the course of what’s left of the Sea Dogs’ season, but it should be interesting to watch how Dalbec adjusts to stiffer competition.

The #RedSox Have Promoted 2018 Third Round Pick Durbin Feltman to High A Salem.

Wednesday may be an off day and the day after the trade deadline for the Red Sox, but the team has certainly kept themselves busy with a slew of roster moves.

Highlighting these moves would be none other than Durbin Feltman, the team’s third round pick in this year’s draft out of TCU, being promoted to High A Salem.

Feltman, a righty reliever, has pitched with both short season Lowell and full season Greenville in his first professional season.

In just four games with the Spinners, Feltman tossed four perfect innings in four different appearances while striking out seven.

After getting promoted to the Drive on July 10th, things have not gone as smoothly for the former Horned Frog in Greenville as they did in Lowell. Still, he posted a 2.57 ERA and .214 BAA in seven appearances from July 11th up to the 29th.

According to SoxProspects.com, Feltman is a three pitch type pitcher out of the bullpen:

Fastball: 94-96 mph. Has reportedly topped out at 99 mph. Ball explodes out of his hand and pitch has late life. Tough to square up. Command still needs some improvement, but already shows above-average control profile. Potential plus-plus offering. 

Slider: 84-86 mph. True power breaking ball. Pitch shows hard bite and depth though the zone. Gets over well and finishes the pitch. Able to throw in the zone and out depending on the situation. Potential plus-to-better pitch with the potential to miss bats at the highest level. 

Changeup: 85 mph. Clear third pitch. Lacks feel, looks like a fastball he takes something off. Using sparingly. Below-average potential.

Given how fast he has progressed through the Red Sox system, it would certainly not be surprising to see Feltman up with the big league club sometime this season, whether it’s when rosters expand in September or beforehand.

Feltman, 21, signed with the Red Sox for $559,600 on June 14th after being selected with the 100th overall pick in the 2018 MLB First-Year Player Draft.

To go along with the Feltman promotion, other minor moves Boston has made over the last 48 hours include releasing Adam Lind, promoting Kole Cottam and Jarren Duran to Greenville, and promoting number 17 overall prospect Travis Lakins to Triple A Pawtucket.